Smorgasburg Los Angeles, DTLA

Smorgasburg Los Angeles, DTLA

#Lots and lots of food vendors #Get crowded, but there is sufficient parking #Try to go in the late afternoon, with the risk of vendors running out #Finally got to try the Ramen Burger #Belly & Snout had a tasty and luscious ox tail hot dog Smorgasburg LA 785 Bay St...
Side Chick, Arcadia

Side Chick, Arcadia

#Johnny Lee’s Hainan Chicken now in a permanent location #Solid Effort and is getting better. May eventually dethrone Savoy.  I like the roast chicken better than the poached one #Good location in Arcadia, with the large Chinese immigrant population #I like the chicken soup, but I am waiting for the...
Chef Johnny Lee's Hainan Chicken

Chef Johnny Lee’s Hainan Chicken

#Popup for Hainan Chicken Rice in Chinatown #Small portions, I could finish 1.5, but I’m a big dude #Got the fried egg, fried in chicken fat. Couldn’t tell the difference with or without chicken fat. But I like eggs anyways. #Hainan Chicken Rice was introduced to me by W.C. #Can’t...
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Canter’s Deli, Hollywood

Canter’s Deli, Hollywood

#Gotta have the Pastrami . . . What else do you order at a Jewish Deli? #The place isn’t cheap, but arguably worth it, at a late hour #As a non Jew, I think the food is pretty good, but I am not an expert #I like the 60’s/70’s decor, reminiscent of the old style...
Portillo's, Chicago

Portillo’s, Chicago

#The Italian beef is the signature sandwich at Portillos, nothing like it  anywhere else #The Hot Dogs, Chicago style, is interesting, but something I wouldn’t order again #Open since 1963 with locations in the Illinois Chicago area, Florida, Arizona, Wisconsin, and Southern California #Their burgers have a great Yelp reputation, too #Glad there is a...

Chego, Chinatown LA

#Chubby Pork Belly Bowl is my favorite at Chego #Ooey Gooey Fries are quite popular #The Beefy T is not bad, but better with the fried egg #Outdoor picnic table seating available #Cool area with lots of eateries in the shopping mall Yelp Listing Chego 727 N Broadway Unit 117 Los Angeles, CA 90012 (323)...
Joe's Stone Crab, Caeser's Vegas

Joe’s Stone Crab, Caeser’s Vegas

#Crab Claw appetizers are a meal all unto itself #Steaks are underrated and just as delicious #This is where you have power meals, where deals are done #One of my recommendations for people to dine at in Vegas #Had the Double Cut Colorado Lamb Chops, which were tender and juicy Yelp Listing Joe’s Seafood Prime Steak...
Shake Shack, West Hollywood

Shake Shack, West Hollywood

#First California location with crazy hype and long ass lines #Might just be better than In-N-Out #Burger has great flavor and taste, unique from In-N-Out #Like the Crinkle Cut Fries #Big fan of the Roadside Double Burger (Their verison of In-N-Out’s burger) Yelp Listing Shake Shack 8520 Santa Monica Blvd West Hollywood, CA 90069 (323)...
Mesa Grill, Vegas

Mesa Grill, Vegas

#Bobby Flay’s restaurant #Went in without any expectation, but throughly enjoyed the food #Great Drinks #Yellow and blue corn cornbread muffins #Everything was really good Yelp Listing Mesa Grill Caesars Palace Las Vegas Hotel And Casino 3570 Las Vegas Boulevard South Las Vegas, NV 89109 (702) 731-7731
Versailles, Los Angeles

Versailles, Los Angeles

#Good Cuban Food #Roast Pork is a must order.  Also the Roast Chicken is a popular favorite #Will try the Cubano (Sandwich) next time #Had my first fried Yucca (like potatoes) #Versailles is also the name of a famous Cuban restaurant in Little Havana, Miami Yelp Listing Versailles 1415 S La Cienega Blvd Culver City,...
Fishing With Dynamite, Manhattan Beach

Fishing With Dynamite, Manhattan Beach

#Incredibly small dining room #Fantastic food, oysters, fish, and Fish & Chips #Desserts, Key Lime Pie and Pretzel and Chocolate Bread Pudding, were tremendous #For a group larger than 4, I suggest one of the platters – to try everything #Service was excellent. Parking sucks in this area. Yelp Listing Fishing With Dynamite 1148 Manhattan...
Blockheads, Los Angeles

Blockheads, Los Angeles

#Snow cream, which (I think) is Taiwanese style shaved ice cream, evolved from shaved ice #Similar to the Taiwanese Ice Monster #Black sesame is my favorite #I like the condensed milk, but I don’t necessarily like the other toppings #Will try the block pops, next time Yelp Listing Blockheads 12 W Main St Alhambra, CA...
The Kroft, Anahiem Packing District OC

The Kroft, Anahiem Packing District OC

#Pork Belly + Loin + Cracklings in a sandwich, The Porchetta = AWESOME #The short rib sandwich is also very good, too #Anahiem Packing District location is cool, with lots of other food vendors and little shops #Parking is terrible, you’ll most likely have to resort to street parking #Drinks aren’t bad, too Yelp Listing...
Son of a Gun, Los Angeles

Son of a Gun, Los Angeles

#The Shrimp Toast was good #Mini Lobster Roll was also very good, but too small #Their take on the tuna melt was also very rich and tasty #Small place, but I’m ok with that #From the guys who did Animal on Fairfax Yelp Listing Son of a Gun 8370 W 3rd St Los Angeles, CA 90048...
Golden Road, Los Angeles

Golden Road, Los Angeles

#Brewery and Gastropub #Great for families and kids, with outdoor play things to keep them occupied #Was recently sold to Anheuser-Busch InBev #Pretty good beer, as one of the more popular home grown LA beers #And check out those pretzels! Golden Road 5410 W San Fernando Rd Los Angeles, CA 90039 (213) 373-4677

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